Private Tour Rotorua Shore Excursion up to 8 Passengers

Mount Maunganui, New Zealand

From US$573.96

per group (up to 8)

Select Date and Travelers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Make the most of a short time in Tauranga and Rotorua on a private shore excursion for up to eight people. Travelers with a range of interests will enjoy this varied itinerary, which can be customized to suit your needs. Visit beautiful beaches, sample local kiwifruit, stroll through shady redwood forests, and be amazed at Rotorua’s geothermal attractions. A mix of cultural and natural attractions are offered.
  • Receive personalized attention on a private tour
  • Choose from several included sights and optional extras
  • Get around in a comfortable private vehicle
  • Entry fees to optional attractions cost extra

What's Included

  • Private transportation
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entrance fees to attractions as specified
  • Lunch
  • Snacks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 4 Salisbury Avenue
    4 Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand

    All tours fit in with the ship schedule and depart approximately 1 hour after docking. For early arrivals a time will be advised. We meet me right outside the Port exit gates. Follow the exit path through the information centre and look for me on the grassy area outside the gates with a sign.

Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

  • 10/17/2019 - 6/19/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 06:30 AM - 10:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Mt Maunganui Main Beach

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Paengaroa (Pass By)

Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Lake Rotorua (Pass By)

Te Puia

2 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Kuirau Park

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Welcome Bay

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Featured review
Wendy was wonderful! She was very informative and respectful of our time. Our ship cut our time shorter, so she squeezed in as much as possible. We would highly recommend this tour.


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Lovely / fun/ knowledgeable
Lisa_D, Feb 2023
Great experience with Wendy sharing so much about the area as we travelled. Beautiful area. Her suggestion if we had time was to take the ferry to devenport which is a beautiful little town, wonderful shops and restaurants. Wendy is wonderful.
Awesome Day tour
Gavin_S, Jan 2023
Wendy was great! right on time for everything we did, knew heaps about the area, a fantastic driver and super friendly! highly recommend!
A unique experience
Kathleen_G, Jan 2023
Wendy was wonderful! She was very informative and respectful of our time. Our ship cut our time shorter, so she squeezed in as much as possible. We would highly recommend this tour.
Beautiful tour tailored for a multigenerational trip
sandraautravel, Dec 2022
When we got up the morning of our private tour, we believed we were doomed for a miserable day in pouring rain and wind. Instead, Wendy showed us a magical journey for our multigenerational group of 6 (grandparents, parents, and 2 young kids). - We strolled through misty majestic redwoods lined with silver ferns in drizzling rain. - Learned about the Maori culture and were thoroughly entertained in their songs, dances, and Haka show. Then, we toured the living Maori village (Whakarewarewa) and saw the different geothermal pools and geysers. - Saw a variety breeds of sheep at Agrodome and watched a show which includes shearing a sheep and milking a cow. We also had a tour of the farm where we could feed the sheep and alpacas. We all had a wonderful time, and are grateful for Wendy's thoughtfulness to turn a bad-weather day into one filled with beautiful memories!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you. I enjoyed the company of your family.
Ed_L, Mar 2020
We had a terrific time on our tour around the area including Rotorua. Our guide was very informative, pleasant, professional, and a good driver. My highlight, because I had been to Rotorua previously, was the Kiwi orchard. The four of us enjoyed the geyser, and worthwhile guided tour in the Maori village.
Rotorua Day tour
CARINA_S, Mar 2020
Wendy was a wonderful host for our day here. We had a fabulous full day from start to finish. Thanks again Wendy
Rotorua tour by Wendy
lyndamaie, Jan 2020
We had the best tour by Wendy. She was very knowledgeable and very friendly. (Also great driver) When we did luging , she was very precise on pickup points and was always there waiting for us. Would 100% recommend Wendy.
Response from Host, Jan 2020
Thank you and I loved the comment about being a great driver. I have a big smile as I write this.

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